Free Community Art and Craft Day

Kate Tilley, ceramics combined with textiles

At Walsall Leather Museum, learn about the leather-making history of Walsall, meet local crafts people and make a leather notebook, a money pouch or emboss and paint a leather bookmark.


At The New Art Gallery Walsall, meet local artists with varied arts practices, watch demonstrations and have a go at making your own inspired by their practice.












Confirmed artists at The New Art Gallery:

  • Vik Chandla, Co-founder of the South Asian Arts Collective – craftivism and embroidery.
  • Kerri Williams, The Heritage Crafter – paint roses onto cards in the canal art tradition of the Black Country.
  • Ruth Radcliffe of Paperdolls Handmade – cut paper and pen and ink illustrations.
  • Joe Hemingway – detailed dot illustrations using fine-line pen.
  • Kate Tilley – ceramics combined with textiles – experiment with the artist’s crockery press-moulds.